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What is FedEx Electronic Trade Documents?

FedEx Electronic Trade Documents is an international shipping solution that allows you to submit your customs documentation electronically so you no longer need to print multiple copies — it’s all automated.

Why should I use FedEx Electronic Trade Documents?

It will simplify the international shipping process. You don’t have to print sign fold and attach multiple copies of trade documentation to each shipment. You can save money on printing documents and save time on processing international shipments.

What are the key benefits of the FedEx Electronic Trade Documents?

It will simplify the international shipping process. You don’t have to print sign fold and attach multiple copies of trade documentation to each shipment. You can save money on printing documents and save time on processing international shipments.

What are the key benefits of the FedEx Electronic Trade Documents?

FedEx Electronic Trade Documents helps you simplify the international shipping process makes operational efficiencies possible by helping you save paper and reducing your printing costs and provides peace of mind.

- Upload trade documents in advance of your shipment allowing time for pre-clearance assistance.
- Upload company letterhead and signature images to help you comply with customs clearance requirements in some countries.
- Lower your consumption of paper printers toner and shipping materials and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Reduce customs delays which increases your shipping reliability and improves your reputation.
- Save time when preparing documentation enabling your to perform other departmental tasks and improving your company’s productivity and profits.
- Reduce the chances of shipment thefts because there are no invoices on the package and commodity information is not revealed to third parties.

How does FedEx Electronic Trade Documents streamline the customs clearance process?

It allows you to send the customs documentation much earlier. If there is any missing or additional information needed you will be notified earlier reducing the impacts of any shipment delays or caged shipments.

What countries can accept a shipment using FedEx Electronic Trade Documents? FedEx Electronic Trade Documents can be used for both imports and exports.

View the list of available countries to see if it is accepted in the countries you ship to/from.

What kinds of shipments can use FedEx Electronic Trade Documents?

It is available for both FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments. FedEx Electronic Trade Documents is most beneficial for non-document or commodity shippers who have a LAN-based connection.

What are my options to prepare international trade documents?

You can prepare store and reuse customs documents online with the FedEx Document Preparation Center on FedEx Global Trade Manager. The International Document Help section has additional information on how to complete your customs documentation.

What are my options for uploading international trade documents?

You can choose to either electronically submit your own trade documents or take advantage of documents generated by FedEx. The choice is yours.

Does this mean that I no longer need to print trade documentation?

You may be required to submit original paperwork based on the destination country requirements. Refer to The Country Profiles feature on FedEx® FedEx Global Trade Manager provides an overview of essential country-specific shipping information and regulatory requirements including proper documentation special clearance requirements what duties and taxes will need to be paid and much more. Please remember to print your international shipping label for all shipments.




Do I still have to print my shipping label?

Yes. FedEx Electronic Trade Documents allows you to submit customs documentation electronically but you must still print a shipping label.

I want to start using FedEx Electronic Trade Documents. How do I get started?

To start submitting your customs forms electronically you must enable FedEx Electronic Trade Documents. Enablement instructions can be found here . Follow the step-by-step instructions to enable or contact FedEx Technical Support at 1.877.339.27744 for additional assistance.

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